Wednesday, December 28, 2011

2011 - 20 Years of Planet-E - A Thank You...

Check below for infos... And also, as an end of year treat... if you are online tomorrow, be sure to check out Carl Craig joining Richie Hawtin and others for a Richie Hawtin and friends Boiler Room special. Link here:

2011 - 20 Years of Planet-E
A Thank you…

In 2011, Carl Craig’s Detroit based Planet-E imprint celebrated its 20th anniversary of existence. Throughout the year, one of the leading electronic music labels in the history of the genre, took a moment to celebrate and share a bit of its history, before getting back to the business of looking forward to the future…

Carl Craig took Planet-E on tour for the first time ever, holding stages at festivals around the world, and parties in some of the most world-renowned clubs. Guest DJs – friends and family of Planet-E - included Luciano, Richie Hawtin, Laurent Garnier, Moodymann, Seth Troxler, Paul Woolford, Kyle Hall and many more. As well as playing live as Trio with Moritz Von Oswald and Francesco Tristano, he also went live under his 69 guise for the first time ever.

Planet-E stepped up the game in releasing music, not only with a ‘Best Of Planet-E album – ‘20 F@#&ING Years - We Ain't Dead Yet’ but also new EPs from the likes of Oliverwho Factory and Ezana Harris, and vinyl / digital remix packages of some of Planet-E’s most desired back catalogue. Artists like Caribou, Luciano, Loco Dice, Dubfire and more chose their favourite Planet-E track to remix and re-release, including Urban Tribe, Recloose Martin Buttrich, Paperclip People and Carl Craig’s very special ‘Sandstorms’ got remixed and re-released.

Carl Craig’s personal highlights include:

“As far as releases are concerned we’ve been able to do some really fantastic music this year it’s great to have artists like Urban Tribe involved to show Planet-E’s diversity but also its legacy of putting out interesting and imaginative music. As well as the newer artists, we’ve released music from like Ezana Harris and Oliverwho Factory, also from Detroit, as well as having remixes from friends and family like Luciano, Caribou, Kirk Del Giorgio, Agoria, Dubfire, Loco Dice and the like.

For the parties, the 69 gigs have been great. I would say Movement in Detroit was a great one, it was also great to host a stage at I Love Techno. Paris was a brilliant show with support from Urban Tribe, to have Kenny Dixon and Richie Hawtin at Extrema Festival was amazing, and Ibiza was great this year, fantastic.

Next year… I plan to focus more on 69 live and will be doing more interesting stuff for next year. And remixes are coming for Friendly Fires, Caribou and some more I don't want to say yet.

A few online Planet-E / Carl Craig highlights for you:

Carl Craig interview with the Independent:

Carl Craig doing a 69 Live mash-up at Boiler Room:

Urban Tribe podcast for Fact Magazine:

Planet-E 20 releases:

‘20 F@#&ING Years - We Ain't Dead Yet’

Psyche - Neurotic Behavior:

Carl Craig - Just Another Day:

No Boundaries - Modular Pursuits(DIGITAL):

No Boundaries - Modular Pursuits (ltd 12"):

Paperclip People - 4 My Peepz rmxs:

Tribe - Where Am I rmxs:

Buttrich - Full Clip(DIGITAL):

Buttrich - Full Clip (12"):

Recloose - Can't Take It rmxs(12"):

Recloose - Cant Take It (DIGITAL):

There are a limited amount of these Carhartt / Planet-E DJ sling bag trolley available:

In January 2011, Planet-E will announce the winner of the Innerzone Orchestra 'Bug in the Bassbin' remix contest on Beatport in the 1st week of the new year. The winning entry will be released on Planet E, check the interview with Carl Craig around the competition here:

"It has been a fantastic year of great music and good friends and family, thank you all for joining us on this journey, all the best for 2012" – Carl Craig

Carl Craig DJ dates:
01 Jan Space of Sound, Madrid
05 Jan Red Zone, Perrugia
06 Jan Grelle Forelle, Vienna
07 Jan Fabric, London

Time And Space Machine 'Pill Party India' EP (Tirk)

The Time And Space Machine
‘Pill Party India’
Released: January 2012

Taken from Time And Space Machine’s second album ‘Taste The Lazer’ - to be released March 2012 on Tirk

When it comes to being a man of many talents, there are few to equal Richard Norris. DJ, producer, musician, audiovisual artist, A&R man, author and journalist... His is a career of many twists and turns which have always seen him at the forefront of pushing new ideas forward and championing diversity and innovation, be it alongside Erol Alkan as part of The Wizard's Sleeve, or gone solo as the acclaimed Time & Space Machine.

Tirk released Richard’s debut long-player as The Time & Space Machine ‘Set Phazer to Stun’ in 2010. With the long awaited second album imminent, we've decided to do a special little single release of one of our faves to precede, alongside a brace of tasty remixes.

'Pill Party In India' is rich with the energetic twang of Americana, carried down a highway of fast-paced bongos and live drums with interludes of blips, wiggles and ghostly soundtrails. Absolutely stunning.

The first remix comes from our pet love, Psychemagik. It's a supurb bit of work by our friends from the cosmic forest; The bass is chunky, mesmerizing sounds fly at you gloriously in superwide stereo and there's some cracking vocal samples added to great effect too!

To clean up, Mojo Filter delivers his 'Om Nama Shiva Remix.' Think squelching acid basslines under traditional plucked Indian instrumentation, with strings and on-point production values and you're about there. This has to be heard to be believed! A sheer joy!

Colours swirl, patterns collide… it’s time to turn on The Time and Space Machine.

For more press info, contact Clare Dickins:

Friday, December 16, 2011

My Name Is Tiga... BBC 6Music... Tiga on 6 Mix this Sunday

Tiga returns to BBC 6Music this weekend as part of his new bi-monthly residency.

My Name Is Tiga: airs Sunday December 18th: 8pm - 10pm

Having inaugurated his bi-monthly 6 Music residency in inimitable style in October, Tiga is returning for the next installment of his My Name is Tiga show.

The show, which will be broadcast on Sunday 18th December from 8pm to 10pm, will see the Montreal-based producer, DJ, label head and tastemaker continue the exploration of the depths of his record collection to deliver his completely unique view on forward-thinking electronic music. Bringing the flawless selection of music that we have all come to expect from him including plenty of new and exclusive material, listeners will also be treated to Tiga’s individual take on a wid array of subjects with the return of sections like Internet Corner, Tiga’s Mailbag and Football Corner.

One of the most inexhaustibly creative and revered musicians in electronic music, Tiga continues to push the envelope with each of the many new projects he undertakes. The recent release of the debut album from ZZT, his collaborative project with Zombie Nation, garnered widespread critical acclaim serving to further affirm his immaculate track record, and the Turbo Recordings imprint continues to go from strength to strength with an unrivalled stable that includes the likes of Chromeo, Gesaffelstein, Sei A and Boys Noize.

As ever with the My Name Is Tiga show, listeners will be welcomed into the world of one of the defining electronic musicians of our generation.

The show will be broadcasted on Sunday 18th December between 8pm and 10pm, with a repeat airing the following Saturday. The mix will also be available for streaming on the 6 Music website for a week proceeding the show being aired.

Tiga's shows for 2012 scheduled so far are: February 19th and April 22nd

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Turzi Electronique Experience 'Connaissance' video

From Hypnosis To Rave... In Paradisum at La Gaite Lyrique, Paris - December 17th - The Field, Mondkopf, Sandwell District and more...

On December 17th, Paris' most exciting new venue, La Gaité Lyrique, will journey through extremes: from ambient/shoegaze experimentation to radical techno, using the soundsystem and screens of the venue's biggest room to full effect; from a concert setting to the rave.

From Hypnosis ...
Demdike Stare and The Field will showcase their new live show with a hallucinatory visual experience for the first time in Paris as a live band act. Mondkopf will then build the bridge to the second part of the night, slowly bringing more physical rhythms into one of his daring DJ mixes.

... To Rave
The rave according to Sandwell District, one of today's most vibrant techno collective, in direct legacy to the most legendary techno labels, where radical aesthetics and an uncompromising approach shape dark and merciless music. Regis & Function and the label's new signature Rrose will bring this intensity to the party.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Cubenx 'These Days' video

Cubenx mix on resonance fm

Cubenx interview on electronic

Leo Zero 'Acid Life' (Leo Trax)

Press Release
Leo Zero
Acid life
Leo Trax
Released 30 January 2012

Leo Zero is probably best known for his remixes of global acts like Florence & The Machine, Bryan Ferry & Paul Welller. But prior to this he's spent many years on the underground house scene, running parties, record labels, DJing, and learning the ropes in the studio.

In fact scroll back 20+ years and Leo was there right at the birth of House and Techno... in 1986-87 spending his dinner money on the latest imports from Chicago and Detroit and listening to the first pirate radio shows spawning this brand new sound.

"My mates and I would listen religiously to Jazzy M: 'The Jacking Zone' on LWR... a pirate station we could barely pick up where we lived at the end of the Met tube line in Chesham… you had to try all sorts of ways to get the signal, wiring the radio up to the radiator always worked well ! "

We're talking 1986 here - no internet, no dance music press - House music was evolving out of Boogie and Electro track by track as the sounds got more and more stripped down and futuristic... record shops like Groove, Bluebird, Vinyl Zone and Trax were the only places to buy this stuff, and fanzines like Boy's Own had only just surfaced.

"We were always hunting for the most raw and wild tracks back then - we'd grown up with the electro compilations and DJ culture, and making rudimentary mix tapes - looking back this music was growing up with us - most of the people in the US making it were new to making music themselves, most of the equipment was new - they were just teenagers messing about with drum machines fuelled by passion and energy rather than any musical know how.... a rule book didn't exist, it was just about getting the loudest most futuristic crazy noises out of these beatboxes - I lapped it up - Rhythm is Rhythm, Phuture, Marshall Jefferson, Fingers inc all became heroes - And when Larry Heard, Ron Wilson and Robert Owen's came over to London for the first time to perform live as Fingers inc - I was in the front row - it was a life changing moment for me. My life was all about music from then on."

Two years later, the rest of the country had caught up, Acid House had kicked in, and Leo found himself in Ibiza right in the thick of it all. Cafe Del Mar, Amnesia, Ku, Es Paradis, Glory's, Exstasis, Summum, Angels and a newly opened Space all sowed the seeds for a decade club promoting back in London and all over the world with the legendary Faith and Soulsonic parties, the latter of which saw him host throwdowns for Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen.

Around this time Leo also made his first auspicious waves in the production world, turning heads with his disco edit label Easter Bay, which counted DJ Harvey and Idjut Boys as fans. Leo has since gone on to form Dab Hands with Mark Wilkinson and Richard Searle in 2004, with the trio remixing Lou Reed and David Bowie’s “Satellite of Love” which gave them a top ten smash and a Miami buzz chart no.1. He’s also flexed his musical muscle as a member of psychedelic band A Mountain of One, writing and producing their first album ‘Collected Works’ in 2007.

Leo’s talent hasn’t ever been confined to music, either. He’s been involved in flyer/sleeve art for most of his natural life having worked with Junior Boys Own, Heavenly Records, Electric Stew, Dazed & Confused and Time Out. He has also exhibited at Jam at the Barbican and helped put together books on flyers for Thames & Hudson, among others.

So fast forward to today and Leo's many hours of flying time in various nighteries the world over have given him an instinctive idea of what makes a dancefloor kick. He now has his own boutique label Leo Trax and the first major release is Acid Life - a raw stripped down album made with old friend and Junior Boy's Own / Classic recordings singer Marcel - together they've stuck to what they know and love - good old fashioned house and techno in the traditional Chicago / Detroit style.

Eclectic is a word often used, but not always used in the right context. When referring to Leo Zero aka Leo Elstob ‘Eclectic’ he certainly is – from House to Disco – Boogie to Balearic via, Punk/Funk, and Mash-Up - Leo excels in all areas.

Selection of Remixes (full Discography and Remix list available on request):

Lana Del Rey – Born To Die (Leo Zero Remixes) - Polydor 2012
2 Bears – Warm & Easy (Leo Zero Remixes) – Southern Fried 2012
Foster The People – Don’t Stop ( Colour the walls) (Leo Zero Remix) -Columbia 2011
The Golden Filter – You Kill Me (Leo Zero Remix) - (R.O.M.) 2011
Hard Fi – Bring it On (Leo Zero Remix) – Mercury Records 2011
Lonsdale Boys Club – Gypsy (Leo Zero Remix) – Island Records 2011
Bombay Bicycle Club – Shuffle (Leo Zero Remix) – Island Records 2011
Black Devil Disco Club Feat. Faris Badwan – Distrust (Leo Zero Remix) Lo Recs 2011
Mirrors – Hide & Seek + Write Through The Night (Leo Zero Remixes) – Skint 2011
Patrick Wolf – Time of My Life (Leo Zero Remix) – Mercury – 2011
Bryan Ferry – Alphaville (Leo Zero Remix) Virgin – 2011
Everything Everything – Schoolin’ (Leo Zero Remix) Geffen – 2010
Alphabeat – DJ (Leo Zero Rework) Virgin – 2010
Owl City – Fireflies (Leo Zero Remix) Island – 2010
Paul Weller – No Tears To Cry (Leo Zero Remix) Island – 2010
Sam Sallon - You May Not Mean To Hurt Me But You Do – 2010
Music Go Music – Just Me (Leo Zero Remix) Mercury – 2009
Zarrylade - Eyes above Your Head II (Leo Zero Version) White – 2009
Metronomy - Not Made For Love (Leo Zero Remix) Because Music – 2009
Florence & The Machine - Rabbit Heart / Raise it up (Leo Zero Remix) Island – 2009
Wild Beasts - Hooting & Howling (Leo Zero Remix) Domino – 2009
Jack Penate - Tonight's Today (Leo Zero Remix) XL – 2009
Stricken City - Lost Art (Leo Zero) White – 2009
Ruf Dug - Dirty (Leo Zero Remix) PPF – 2009
Lou Reed & David Bowie - Satellite Of Love ( Dab hands Remix) Sony/BMG – 2005
X-Press 2 - Give It (Dab Hands Remix) Skint Records - 2005

For more press information, contact: /

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Luca C and Brigante 'Invisible Cities' (Southern Fried)

Luca C & Brigante present...Invisible Cities
Label: Southern Fried Released: January 2012
Distribution: PIAS Cat no: ECB283

Fresh from their smash club record ‘Different Morals':

Luca C & Brigante are back on Southern Fried Records to present ‘Invisible Cities’, a mesmerizing tide of Balearic disco pop that nestles somewhere between the shoreline and the cosmos.

Comprising six original tracks with collaborations and glowing vocal appearances from partner in crime Ali Love, Zeben Jameson from A Mountain Of One and Findlay Brown, ‘Invisible Cities’ took shape in a haze of romanticism and analog paraphernalia. Recorded while marooned on the White Isle last summer, the collection perfectly embodies the art of undulating psychedelia and the dreamy Balearic sound - soothing soundscapes of drifting island grooves, bathed in melancholia, scattered with cosmic dust and unfolding tales of strays in love.

Versatile Italian (London-based) duo Luca Cazal and Sebastiano Properzi aka Luca C & Brigante are on their way to owning this sound. From echoes of breaking waves, ‘The Beach’ builds into a Fleetwood Mac-esque love song full of expansive melodies, laid-back grooves and the ever-intoxicating voice of Mr. Ali Love. ‘On A Star’, where Ali also features, continues in the vein of a romantic’s oblivion with a soft-focus folk sensibility. The fluid strumming motion of ‘Time’, featuring the retro-pop singer Findlay Brown, is delightful in its simplicity and the tropical ‘Sunrise’ works as a fuzzy, scenic soundtrack to an island at dawn.

‘Morning Sun’ features the vocals of Zeben Jameson, who infuses the sparkling instrumentals with his burning tale of loss and renewal. Luca C himself sings final track ‘Space Lullaby’ - a floating odyssey of dream-like atmospheres, oscillating synths, rising strings and melodies that rock beside a beating heart.

1. The Beach
2. On A Star
3. Time
4. Sunrise
5. Morning Sun
6. Space Lullaby

For more information, contact:

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Crookers 'Dr. Gonzo' (Southern Fried)

Crookers 'Dr. Gonzo'
Southern Fried
New album released January 2012 (release date excl UK, Italy, USA, Australia)

Let’s talk about the new Crookers album, “Dr. Gonzo”. Phra and Bot (Crookers) describe it with the Italian word “accrocchio,” that in English can be translated as a “kludge". A kludge is a quick-and-dirty solution, a clumsy, yet effective, way to solve a problem, using parts that are cobbled together. This new album is a combination of completely unrelated and random ideas that came together to produce a different kind of dance music. Just as one might expect, the barrier to a new sound has been broken on Planet Crookers.

Dr.Gonzo has it all. The usual suspects are there: house, hip hop and techno, but they are infused with dance hall, Middle Eastern music, steel drums, classic hardcore squeal, whiny violins filtered through synths, and a clear reference to early 90’s euro dance creates something unexpected.

“Hummus” a track that wonderfully encapsulates the collaboration of Crookers, Hudson Mohawke and Carli (Savage Skulls) is an unusual tribute to the best beach bangers in the history of music. Imagine “Show me Love” if Robin S were a schizo.

Then, another psychotic track, “Bust ‘Em Up” (feat. Savage Skulls), that together with “Springer” (feat, Neoteric & Wax Motif), exemplifies what Robin Murray recently wrote in Clash, “the latest release from the Crookers has a cartoon-like energy which is difficult not to be hooked by.” Try to resist-you’ll find yourself a sweaty but happy loser.

The core of the Crookers club music philosophy is again the base of this album: a good dance track should be as fun to listen to as it was to produce (there’s no better example than “That Laughin Track” feat. Style of Eye & Carli). This is club music that takes risks, and the result pays off in a big way. Infact, the Crookers’ blasphemous structures have won the respect of some of the most influential personalities in modern electronic music: Annie Mac, Sinden, Annie (the legendary Nightingale), Greg James, Huw Stephens, Rob Da Bank, Jaymo & Andy George, Andi Durrant and Eddy Temple-Morris, among others.

Dr. Gonzo features some distinguished collaborations: Carli and the Savage Skulls, two of the best producers of the Italian scene a.k.a. His Majesty Andre and Lazy Ants, the French Bobmo and the Scottish Hudson Mohawke, along with many others. In particular, the collaboration with Hudson came from his surprise with people crowd-surfing at his sets when he would play “Dr. Gonzo Anthem” a well-tested “Crookers effect” that has been proven true at their concerts around the world.

William Faulkner, one of the greatest writers of all time, said, “Read, read, read. Read everything-trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. [...] Then write. If it is good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out the window.” If you substitute “read” with “listen” that’s exactly what Crookers have done with Gonzo and the result is not just “good”, but "VERY good". Enjoy the album. Listen to it, play it to your friends, and if you don’t like it, throw it out the window, there will be plenty of people ready to catch it just like a wedding bouquet.

01. Dushi
02. Wake app
03. Dr Gonzo’s Anthem (ft. Carli)
04. Hummus
05. Bust ‘em up (ft. Savage Skulls)
06. Gonzo c.a.m.p (ft Marcus Price & Carli)
07. Carcola (ft. His Majesty Andre & Lazy Ants)
08..Woh a do (ft. Keith & Supabeatz)
09. That laughing track (ft. Style of Eye & Carli)
10. Get the f*^k out my house (ft. Savage Skulls)
11. Springer (ft. Neoteric & Wax Motif)
12. Texx (ft. Surkin & Bobmo)
13. Just the end

Label: Southern Fried Records


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cubenx interview on

Scratch Massive review on the Arts Desk

Return To The Future - December 16th - Art Department, Ali Love, Bill Patrick, Alexis Raphael - New London warehouse party

The people behind this night know how to throw a good party! this is not to be missed!

Return To The Future
The Print House, Hackney Downs Studio, London, E8
Friday 16th December
Art Department (Crosstown Rebels), Bill Patrick
(Supplement Facts), Alexis Raphael (Hot creations/lower east),
Ali Love (Hot Creations)
10pm – 6am
£10 early bird / £12.50 advance / £15 on the door
Tickets available at the

Return To The Future launches to up the game in the warehouse party scene. Two cosmic rave specialists – Poundtown and Will H – have been regular heads in the east London club scene for over a decade; promoting parties Nightflight and Private at the beginning of the Shoreditch party scene and were integrally involved in the development of some of the best warehouse parties in the early east London scene – including the early Secretsundaze and mulletover raves and more recently the Hot Natured parties. In addition there’s Pounds producing of various festival stages around the world. Encouraged by close mates Jamie Jones, Lee Foss and Seth Troxler’s Vision Quest crew, the duo have decided it’s time to do their own party and use their experience and contacts to bring something very special to the table…

Friday December 16th is the launch date, with the first party held at The Print House in Hackney Down Studios. Our Canadian friends, Art Department, whose debut album ‘The Drawing Board’ was released early 2011 on Crosstown Rebels, are to headline, bringing their unique blend of tech funk with support from the underground deep techno sounds of Supplement Facts’ Bill Patrick. Adding more weight to the launch is rising talent Alexis Raphael, whose recent releases and Crèche parties have been taking the summer party scene by storm. The cherry on an already amazing cake is a live pa from Ali Love – performing some of his recent collaborations ‘Forward Motion’ with Hot Natured. and 'Different Morals' with Luca C and Brigante. There is an exclusive mix from Luca that can be found on our soundcloud page ( )

“We want to bring something a bit more refined and intimate to what are generally dark, stark and not particularly comfortable events. Cutting edge with comfort replaces the usual warehouse blueprint. The sounds will be the finest in deep electronic; mixing the new skool DJs and Producers with some of the more established. Watch out for high-end production, lasers and lighting installations, as well as loads of goodies to transform the venue into something beyond four concrete walls and pumping beats. A festive rave for the diary. This will be a night not to be missed, or forgotten… x” - Poundtown

Return To The Future launches on Friday December 16th.

What: Return To The Future
Who: Art Department (Crosstown Rebels), Bill Patrick
(Supplement Facts), Alexis Raphael (Hot Creations/Supplemental facts),
Ali Love (Hot Creations)
Where: The Print House, Hackney Downs Studio, Amhurst Terrace. London, E8 3BT
When: Friday December 16th
How Much: £10 early bird / £12.50 advance / £15 on the door


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Shake It feat. Layo & Bushwacka!, Paco Osuna (Plus 8) - December 3rd

Shake It feat. Layo & Bushwacka!, Paco Osuna(Plus 8)
Saturday December 3rd 2011
10.30pm - 6.30 am
Village Underground
£13 Early Bird Tickets | £15 Limited Advance Tickets | MOTD 

The last Shake It of 2011 is upon us!

An amazing year that has seen the likes of Carl Cox, Magda, Reboot, Damian Lazarus, Art Department, Josh Wink, Nina Kravitz, Gaiser, James Holden, Audiofly, Marco Carola, Yousef, Clive Henry and many more work the decks at Shake It, ends with another unmissable night with Layo & Bushwacka! Joined by Plus 8’s Paco Osuna at Village Underground on December 3rd.

Paco Osuna, signed to Plus 8, impressed Layo & Bushwacka! so much with his set at Amnesia this summer that they booked him straight off the bat to play for Shake It 2011 finale.

One of the most successful producers / DJs to hail from Spain, Paco Osuna has forged a very important position within the top ranks of the European dance community as a whole, it is not easy to summarize his success, but it is possible to derive it from three common denominators: creativity, innovation and evolution. He is signed to the Cocoon DJ agency and has released EPs on Plus 8 (check Crazy and Orbeat), Serial Killer and his own imprints Shake and Mindshake.

Layo & Bushwacka! will also end 2011 with their next release on Olmeto - the Steve Lawler and Minicoolboyz remix of ‘What Do You Say Now’. And some exciting news is that the duo are working on an album, due for release in 2012.

For more press info, contact

DATE: 03/12/11
VENUE & ADDRESS: Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3PQ

LINE UP: Layo&Bushwacka!, Paco Osuna
TIMES: 10.30pm – 6.30am
TICKETS: £13 Early Bird Tickets | £15 Limited Advance Tickets | MOTD 

WEB ADD: / /

Innerzone Orchestra Bug in The Bassbin remix contest on beatport

Scratch Massive mix on Dazed Digital

Strummerville winter sessions soundcloud player

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Carl Craig, Friendly Fires, Paul Woolford & Axel Bowman to do Boiler Room on 16th November



Detroit Techno legend Carl Craig announces a Boiler Room takeover with The Friendly Fires. On the night will be also be an exclusive first ever play of Carl Craig's remix of Friendly Fires 'Show Me Lights'...

Both Carl Craig and Friendly Fires have invited a DJ to join them on what will no doubt be an evening of the most cutting edge electronic music.

The invite only event will take place at Corsica Studios, South London on Wednesday 16th November. The entire night will be streamed live (from 8 - 11PM) by weekly cult online streaming project The Boiler Room.

The full line up is as follows.

Carl Craig (69 Live set) / Friendly Fires (DJ set) / Paul Woolford (DJ set) / Axel Boman (DJ set)

This year Carl Craig is celebrating 20 Years of his Detroit imprint Planet-E and, for the first ever time, has taken the show on the road selling out clubs and festivals the world over. Alongside this, he has performed trio shows with Moritz Von Oswald and Francesco Tristano - including ADE and La Gaite Lyrique in Paris - but he's not stopping there. 2012 will be solely focused on his 69 live show, performing a selection of the finest 69 classic releases, infused with masks, darkness and 'retina popping' visuals to stimulate all senses. Planet-E is shortly to release vinyl compilation '20 Fucking Years Of Planet E - We Ain't Dead Yet' in an exclusive box set.

Friendly Fires' love of electronic music is well documented and the band are delighted to be curating this unique event alongside Carl Craig, who also continues the tradition of brilliant Friendly Fires remixes with his version of 'Show Me Lights', which will be debuted on the night. The band have just returned from a extensive tour of the USA, following show-stealing appearances at festivals across the globe. Now back in the UK for their November tour, their biggest to date, which will see the band performing to 36,000 people over thirteen nights, culminating in three consecutive nights at London's 5000 capacity Brixton Academy.

The Boiler Room is a weekly online Ustream broadcast, whereby clubbers are able to experience sets from their favorite DJs in the comfort of their living room. Since it's first incarnation, literally in a boiler room in Hackney, it has grown to become the go-to place for the very cutting edge in electronic music - whether you're lucky enough to be there in person, or logging in from anywhere in the world, the boiler room remains one of the finest communities and shared musical experiences available today. Past shows have seen the likes of Richie Hawtin, Seth Troxler, Diplo, James Blake and Radiohead streamed to thousands of people. / / /

Friday, November 4, 2011

Strummerville Winter Sessions - November 26th - Kai Fish and The Light to headline


With special guest ‘Kai Fish and The Light’

And… Live music from Strummerville supported bands Breadstealers, Gaz Brookfield, Huw Olesker, Hysterical Injury, Leon Fender Walker, She Makes War, The Gun$how and The Promenade…
Saturday November 26th

In the Big Top @ Strummerville Yard, 22a Stable Way, London, W10 6QX
4PM – Midnight

It’s that time of year where Strummerville present some of the fine talent they have been supporting. Strummerville’s bi-annual new music showcases are always highlight events for your musical calendar. Following from a sell-out show with Frank Turner headlining in the spring, Strummerville are very excited to invite Kai Fish (of the Mystery Jets) to headline the Strummerville winter sessions on Saturday November 26th, alongside some excellent new bands to warm your ears for the first time…

“For our winter sessions we are thrilled to have Kai Fish and The Light headlining proceedings. Kai's new album has been one of our favourites here at Strummerville HQ, so we're honoured he's going to come and play down at the yard for us.” - Strummerville

Anyone who has ever been to a Strummerville campfire or previous Strummerville Sessions, will know that at every Strummerville event, there is a unique energy unlike any other. Strummerville’s attitude for events is great music mixed with great people – on stage and off - pure and simple. For this special event, Strummerville are putting up a big top circus tent at the Strummerville yard (the best location ever, as you will see!), with live music from 4pm until the early hours.

“Strummerville's work to help young people find their voice through music is brilliant and it’s an honour to be asked to play their winter party. As well as this I met my wife at the Strummerville campfire a couple of years ago at Glastonbury... There's no doubting the magic it shares!” – Kai Fish

“If you’ve never been to a Strummerville show before, I can honestly tell you that you’re missing something spectacular.” (Glasswerks event review:,+Strummerville )

Strummerville, The Joe Strummer New Music Foundation is a registered charity that gives support and hope to aspiring musicians and help to projects that help to change the world through music. –

The list of bands performing are included below, with links:


Kai Fish and The Light:
Gaz Brookfield
Huw Olesker:
The Hysterical Injury
Leon Fender Walker
She Makes War:
The Promenade
The Gun$show

Forever Strummer

Hello Dear Friends of Strummerville,

Excited to let you know that we have just announced our FOREVER STRUMMER Calendar for next year which will mark the 10th anniversary of Joe's passing.

The Calendar includes some previously un-seen images and hand-written artifacts from Joe's personal archive along with some of his wonderful words of wisdom and hope.

It's been such a pleasure to put this together and we hope its something that people will treasure.

Due to so many requests we are making Joe's last hand painted Christmas card available again alongside a new design which is a truly beautiful Bob Gruen shot of Joe in the snow, giving some money to a homeless person on the street. Bob said "I never saw Joe pass a needy or homeless person without giving them something" and i guess this shot just captures this in action.

The calendar and Christmas cards are available now for pre-order from our website and will begin to ship on 11.11.11 ~ they can be ordered directly from here →

Obviously, your support as always is much appreciated and by buying our "stuff" you help us to continue our work.

We are currently working on plans for a Strummerville space in Detroit so watch this space for news of that...

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tim Deluxe – ‘Transformation’ EP (Get Human)

Press Release
Tim Deluxe – ‘Transformation’ EP
1. Transformation
2. Horizon (New Day) Feat. Ben Onono
3. Lucid Dreams
4.Horizon (New Day) Dub Feat. Ben Onono

Released : 28 November 2011
Get Human -

Tim Deluxe launches his own label ‘Get Human’, now the sole outlet for Deluxe’s own productions, with the focus on the label aimed for musical compositions as opposed to throw away loop based tracks.

The first release on the label is the ‘Transformation’ EP – a four track EP, the title track of which – a piano laden dance floor destroyer - is already hyped with big support from Radio Slave, DJ Hell (for which he said ‘Transformation’ is “a masterpiece”), Nic Fanciulli, Carl Cox, Darren Emerson and X-Press 2. Also featuring on the EP is ‘Horizon’ (Original and Dub) – a sentiment written about the tragic events in Japan, on which Ben Onono’s vocals reflect a motion of hope and change, and ‘Lucid Dreams’, a trippy soundscape as the title would depict…

“I feel we are in strange times, (we) humans are almost becoming robotic. Get Human is a reaction to this. The aim will be for me to focus on the musicality of my productions at a deeper level. The emphasis will be on melodies, arrangement, textures and scales, hopefully resulting in music that will stand the test of time a bit more. The emphasis of the label will be on my solo work with an aim to convey artistic freedom, quality and integrity, alongside good old fashioned human frailty.” - Tim Deluxe

From the now classic, garage stormer ‘Rip Groove’ (under the guise Double 99), to the seamless ‘Sirens/We All Love Sax’, to his Latin inspired, house monster: ‘It Just Won’t Do’, to the jumped-up ‘Let The Beats Roll’, to the deep techno builder ‘Espoo’s Rose’ ,or his recent collaborations with X-Press 2 - Tim Deluxe’s productions are renowned for quality, diversity and above all, making dance floors move. His remixes including Layo & Bushwacka’s ‘Love Story’, Basement Jaxx, GusGus,Alter Ego,Tomas Anderson,Booka Shade and his bootleg of the White Stripes have all added testament to this.

Remixes of ‘Transformation’ from Radio Slave and DJ Hell, will follow in early 2012.
‘Transformation’ EP is dedicated to the people of Japan with all proceeds going to Japanese Red Cross Society for the tragic events of 11th March 2011.
Time to Get Human…
For more press info contact:

Forever Strummer - Joe Strummer 2012 calendar & Christmas


Joe Strummer 10th Anniversary calendar

Joe Strummer 2011 Christmas cards

Strummerville are releasing a 10th anniversary Joe Strummer calendar for 2012. Marking 10 years since Joe Strummer's passing, the calendar will include 12 months of Strummer's most inspirational quotes, previously un-seen images and hand-written artifacts from his personal archive; some that have never been seen…

“ The Future Is Unwritten”

“The way you get a better world is, you don’t put up with sub-standard anything”

“Ignore Alien orders”

“Be mythic and prolific”

“If not I then who”

“Punk Rock means exemplary manners to your fellow human beings”

“People can change anything they want to, and that means everything in the world”

“Everybody has a story to tell”

“Without people you're nothing”

“Everyone has got to realize that you can’t hold on to the past if you want any future. Each second should lead to the next one.”

"We are very excited to present this calendar as our first offering for Joe's 10th anniversary next year. It’s interesting how even ten years after Joe's passing some of his words of wisdom are more pertinent now than ever before and we hope that this is reflected in the calendar and that it will be celebrated by Strummer fans around the world" - Strummerville

Strummerville will also be releasing two Joe Strummer Christmas cards this year. One is Joe's last hand-drawn Christmas card (Strummer would send hand-drawn Christmas cards to his close friends every year) and one is an as yet unseen photo of Strummer, taken by Bob Gruen in New York, when Joe was giving money to a homeless person.

"I never saw Joe pass a needy or homeless person without giving them something" – Bob Gruen

The Joe Strummer 2012 calendar and this year’s Christmas cards and will be available for purchase from 11.11.11

All proceeds from the calendars and Christmas cards will go to the Joe Strummer New Music Foundation:

Strummerville is a registered charity, set up in the year after Joe Strummer’s death, by friends and family of Strummer. The charity’s aim is to help people through music, from opening a music room in an orphanage in Malawi (info here: to giving opportunities for people to record and perform music, that would not usually have the access or means.

Strummerville has continued to keep the Joe Strummer flag flying, with the charity ever giving to music projects and iniatives and support to new music

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Kill For Love...

Chromatics are back!
love. love. love. love. love. love. love.

Close to everything

love this from mickey moonlight!


Going through all the Cassius classics i haven't listened to in a long while!
forgot how much amazing music they have given us!

The Sound Of Violence

La Mouche

and of course the DJ Falcon remix... (this was the backing track to my formative years 'raving'...


Feeling For You

and their latest classic I <3 U SO

Boys Noize

Drop The Lime

69 live

Steve Aoki mix on for I Love Techno

Boys Noize interview ahead of I Love Techno

Mondkopf LIVE - at XOYO - November 18th

MONDKOPF at XOYO - plus special guests
18th November 2011
XOYO, 32-37 Cowper St, Islington, Greater London. EC2A 4AW
Doors 7.30 // Curfew 10.30
£7.50 adv

French music protégée, Mondkopf, will perform the debut London live show of his album ‘Rising Doom’, at XOYO on 18th November.

Inspired by post-punk, black metal and with the music of Aphex Twin and Autechre always in his head, Mondkopf displays an energy du force like no other. Playing dark, almost Gothic, electronica intertwined with beautiful melodies and beats so heavy they pound deep into your soul; creating a sonic journey to the beautiful darkside.

From darkness to light, Mondkopf is heavily influenced by the cinematic experience. For his Live show he has merged sound and vision, collaborating with multimedia design agency, Trafik, to conceive a show for both the ears and eyes; black and white tension immerses, igniting the sensation of raves, exorcism and a mystical experience…

With a truly unique new album, his sensory defying live show, a sound that connects to electronica, indie, dub-step, rave and hip-hop sensibilities, Mondkopf ignites an ever growing fascination.

The tension rises… Rising Doom.

Select press for ‘Rising Doom’:
“Highly Recommended!” - Skream

To purchase tickets, go to:

Cassius mix I Love Techno 2011

I Love Techno 2011
- mixed by Cassius

Taking place on the 12th of November, this year’s I Love Techno is held at the Flanders Expo in Ghent and as ever is expected to attract some 35,000 people across 5 rooms making it Europe's leading indoor dance event. Cassius is one of the headliners this year, next to other hot acts such as Laurent Garnier, Boys Noize, Crookers, Paul Kalkbrenner, The Subs and many many more.

Cassius is the French duo behind this year's superhit "I <3 U SO", but everybody of course also still remembers their late nineties hits such as "1999", "La Mouche" and "Feeling For You". Cassius was one of the originators of the gigantic French touch movement, but they're still on top of the game, now on one of the hippest labels of the moment, Ed Banger.

After Steve Aoki's monstruous mix last year, we present you Cassius' debut (!) mix-cd: I LOVE TECHNO 2011 MIXED BY CASSIUS!



12 Nov. Flanders Expo, Gent


1. DJ Mehdi - Pocket Piano
2. Torb - Rubidrama
3. Joe Cocherell - Who Are You Where Do You Come From
4. Steve Rachmad - Fruit Of The Room
5. Sneaker - You Think You Think
6. Public Energy - Three O' Three
7. Cassius - The Sound Of Violence (Reggae Rock Dub)
8. Marcel Dettmann - Quicksand
9. Loosefingers - 303 Indigenous
10. Roots Panorama - Threee (Deetron Mix)
11. Steffi feat. Virginia - Yours
12. Function - Variance
13. Gerd & Elbee Bad - H.O.U.S.E. (Arttu Remix)
14. Zinc - Nexx
15. Head High - It's A Love Thing (Sigg Gonzales Island Mix)
16. Studio X - Join The Tribe
17. Mike Dehnert - MD
18. J.T.C. - Recall
19. Reese & Santonio - Bounce Your Body To The Box (Power Hit Mix)
20. Boys Noize & Erol Alkan feat. Jarvis Cocker - Avalanche (Terminal Velocity)
21. EQD - Equalized #002 A
22. Mickey Moonlight feat. George Lewis Jr. - Close To Everything (The Martin Brothers Remix)
23. Mondo - Work Me Baby (Rootstrax Version)
24. Cassius - I <3 U SO


When Stefaan "Dr. Lektroluv" called us to ask if we would be up to mix the next "I Love Techno" cd we have to admit that we were super proud and very happy...
We've played "I Love Techno" two times in the past and loved it each time...
Also to be truly honest we both really love techno music.
After numerous hickups due to our hectic and messy way of working, way of mixing, and some mono vs stereo problems, we finally recorded this mix in Ibiza in a straight old-school "live and direct" mode.
Boombass hitting his faithful MPC sampler and myself in front of our beloved "3 turntables and a mixer" setup.
This mix is direct, it’s a no-brainer, there’s no strategy, it’s nothing but us digging in our record crate without preparation, to keep the ultimate risky improvisation feeling that we always preferred above everything.
Basically it was recorded in one take, that we only had to edit to take some time off, as we're so old-school we don't even have a watch.
We dedicate this mix to our brother DJ Mehdi, the sun child who left us for another world.
We love you bro and we miss you so much."
Philippe and Hubert aka Zdar and Boombass aka Cassius


Cassius in 2011 is the same Cassius as the one of 1999 when the hit single "Cassius 99" took the world by storm in the defining year of the introduction of french electronic music to the planet.
Cassius' Zdar & Boombass, two best friends from Paris have never stopped. Taking time to deliver high risk albums & singles, and more than anything, never falling into the comfort zone.
They gave us a short but great list of singles and albums until coming back in 2011 with the special hit for girls, "I <3 U So", taken from their The Rawkers E.P. out on Ed Banger Records.
Since "Cassius 99" we could dance, think, talk, travel, make love, swim, drive, live, grow old, eat, take showers, wake up, jump up, smoke, sleep or drink to tracks like :
" ROCK #1 "
And numerous adventurous songs dispatched on their three albums : 1999, Au Rêve, and 15 Again.

During all this time they did not fail to keep on playing all over the world their raunchy, dirty, sweaty super sexy House music or killing their appetite for djing just by being rare, choosing good gigs and playing at small clubs as well as big festivals.
They love to keep it simple, always preferring to live their high life of great dinners, super friendships, tasty wines and family entertainment in their beloved city of Paris or traveling to dream destinations like their sacred spot in the North of Ibiza, a secret island in the sun or an Alps ski resort where they go fast up to down on whatever slip on snow.
They also keep it real by helping bands to make their records as Zdar has become a mixer and a producer "extraordinaire" for lots of bands around the world. Above everything always choosing projects carefully, to give 100% of what he has. Since his studio (the already famous "Motorbass Recording Studio" ) was refurbished two years ago he has won a Grammy for the production of the super successful fourth album of Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, he also finished producing the up to come in September fantastic new album of The Rapture, as well as the one of the super great French band, Housse de Racket. The next one to come is an album by a new English artist going by the name of Kindness, who should please people and change the way music is sometimes un-respected. In the meantime, he has also mixed a lot of songs for the likes of Chromeo, Bumblebeez, Kele, and lately, some secret big American artists. Finishing with his dream becoming reality, he was called by his all time heros, The Beastie Boys, to help them finish their already n#1 iTunes / n#2 US Billboard new album - The Hot Sauce Community Part 2.
Boombass has kept on doing remixes and beats, playing records and becoming a better beat maker and DJ everyday. He's kept the Cassius' team ready to roll while staying super hot, ready for June where they get reunited together in the studio to give a follow up of those adventures of two French kids who have become men without ever loosing either their friendship, their sense of humour or their taste for sweat, without compromising any second.
Cassius in the house !


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


isn't this just beautiful..

Carl Craig 'Just Another Day' - remastered

Carl Craig
Just Another Day - Remastered
1. Twilight (Original mix)
2. Darkness (Original mix)
3. Sandstorms (Original mix)
4. Experimento (Original mix)
5. Sandstorms (C2 2011 Version)

Out now on Planet-E (Digital only)

Carl Craig’s ‘Just Another Day' EP was originally released in 2004, with ‘Twilight’, ‘Sandstorms’ and ‘Darkness’ all going to become instant classics.

This re-mastered version contains a new version of ‘Sandstorms’, in
addition to the original.

“To me, one interesting and sadly ironic thing about the release is that the cut 'Sandstorms' is about the second Gulf War. I say ironic because seven years later, we're still at war in the region with no true end in sight. Also, if you look closely at the cover artwork, you'll notice it also follows the theme of warfare. Each track sets a very distinct emotional tone. It starts out very high and even hopeful with ‘Twilight’, then descends into deeper, more morose feelings with ‘Sandstorms’ and ‘Darkness’, until it ends in sheer insanity/chaos with ‘Experimento’. You could say it mirrors the history of this country or even the city of Detroit. I'm not sure if that's what Carl intended but as a listener, this is how I interpret it.” – Monty Luke (Planet-E label manager)

Available digital only, to purchase the release, go to:

for more carl craig info go to
for more planet-e info, go to

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Dark Moon 'whenever the moon decides to shine or fade away...'

Dark Moon are an amazing Psychedelia four-piece, ready to expand your mind.

check their first offering here:

They are doing a residency every Wednesday of October, beginning October 5th.. info here:

Monday, September 26, 2011

Planet-E at ADE - Wednesday 19th October - Carl Craig LIVE, Caribou, Kenny Larkin and many more...

20 Years Of Planet-E kicks of ADE
19 Oct 2011
Presale: 17 eur + membership
Ticketsales through /

Carl Craig Live (with Moritz von Oswald and Francesco Tristano), Caribou,
Kenny Larkin live,
 Kyle Hall, Motor City Drum Ensemble,
Dimitri Kneppers // Hessle Audio: Pearson Sound, Ben UFO, Pangaea

Carl Craig will open ADE week with a special Planet-E showcase at Melkweg, celebrating 20 Years of his Detroit imprint.

On Wednesday October 19th Carl Craig will perform LIVE with Francesco Tristano and Moritz Von Oswald – debuting the artistic collaboration in Amsterdam, which until now has only performed select sell-out shows in London, Paris and Milan.

Also in play will be a DJ set from Caribou, Kenny Larkin Live, Kyle Hall, Motor City Drum Ensemble and Dimitri Kneppers. Whilst in Hessle Audio will be Pearson Sound, Ben UFO and Pangaea.

“I'm really excited to play ADE again, it’s always a great party. And this time I’m playing live with Francesco and Moritz, who I always have the best time with… We’ve got a great line-up that balances between the influences for Planet-E over the years and the influences that have been on Planet-E. It will be very special.” – Carl Craig

2011 has been a non-stop year for Carl Craig. For the first time ever, he took Planet-E on a world tour, playing festivals and clubs around the world, bringing with him artists who have inspired Planet-E and who have released on Planet-E in the 20 years of its existence.

Planet-E also released a best of compilation ‘20 F@#&ING Years - We Ain't Dead Yet’ – digitally in February and in October will release a Limited Edition vinyl boxset, including tracks from Moodymann, Carl Crag, Paperclip People, Martin Buttrich and more. And… Artists including Luciano, Locodice, Dubfire and Kevin Saunderson also chose their favourite track from the Planet-E back catalogue to remix and re-release in 2011. Check for more infos.

For more info and Carl Craig tour dates, check

For press requests, please email

Sunday, September 25, 2011

excellent andrew weatherall mix on 6mix

today is all about...



A lovely soul checked out of planet earth last week.

I only met Mehdi a few times, but he was always full of fun, smiles and a lot of good wit. He lived music and experienced life fully to the end, and I think he would be proud of that.

Something like this makes you realise how fragile this life is; for someone so full of energy to go so suddenly and so soon... You never know what will happen tomorrow and should live your life as best you can, love the best you can and always do your best for yourself and others.

So many amazing tributes are coming from everywhere, which is testament to the amazing person Mehdi was and the joy and love he bought to his friends, family and fans... His love, soul and energy lives on through his music and the people whose lives he touched.

A bientot mehdi. have fun wherever you are. :)

K.I.M (Keep It Moving) xxx

Saturday, September 24, 2011


i love the moon, i love bjork; perfick combo.


Friday, September 23, 2011

Shake It - October 22nd - with special guest Reboot

Shake It feat. Reboot, Layo & Bushwacka!, Femi B
Saturday 22nd October 2011 - 10pm - 6.30 am
Village Underground
£15 Early Bird Tickets | £17 Limited Advance Tickets | MOTD 

Cadenza’s Reboot makes his Shake It debut on October 22nd at Village Underground.

After a crazy summer in Ibiza, where Layo & Bushwacka! took Shake It to the island every Friday in Amnesia’s main room, Layo & Bushwacka! are back in London with Shake It on October 22nd, bringing also a debut appearance from one of Cadenza’s most in demand artists, Reboot.

German production wizard Reboot has released killer eps on Connaisseur, Supplement Facts, Cocoon, Moon Harbour, Renaissance, Cecille and of course Cadenza – where his debut release for the label ‘Be Tougher’ cemented his already growing reputation via ‘Charlotte’ and other EPs. He released his debut album ‘Shunyata’ in 2010 to world-wide acclaim.

Reboot has taken both his live and DJ set around the globe and on October 22nd, Layo & Bushwacka! – long time fans of Cadenza and the artists of the label – welcome him for his Shake It debut. DJ SET

For more press info, contact

DATE: 22/10/11
VENUE & ADDRESS: Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3PQ

LINE UP: Reboot, Layo&Bushwacka!, Femi B
TIMES: 10pm – 7am
TICKETS: £15 Early Bird Tickets | £17 Limited Advance Tickets | MOTD 

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Layo & Bushwacka! storm and stress review in Mixmag